04/20/2015 09:28 am ET | Updated Apr 20, 2015

Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester Got The Ball Stuck In His Glove, So He Tossed The Glove To First

In baseball there are plays and then there are plays.

Qualifying for the latter is this move by Cubs pitcher Jon Lester on Sunday, who, after the ball got stuck in his glove, got creative and tossed the whole thing to his first baseman to get the out during the second inning.

Equal points to Anthony Rizzo for quickly ditching his own glove so he could cradle Lester’s glove and ball with the tenderness and care it deserved.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for the Cubs, who fell to the Padres, 5-2.

Opening Day 2015